Culinary Lab Assistant

Joliet Junior College
CTR-City Center

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Job Details

Job location: CTR-City Center

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-14
Req: REQ-271

Position Title:

Culinary Lab Assistant

Job Description:

STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts/City Center Campus
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 2
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $12.00 per hour

Responsible for assisting instructional faculty and students, aiding in recruitment efforts and providing support in the operation and monitoring of lab processes, equipment and activities in the Culinary Arts Management Program.

1. Meet with instructor to discuss any special needs for that day’s lab class.
2. Assist students with menu production and supervision of product quality.
3. Monitor students to ensure they are following proper recipes, cooking procedures, baking practices, and service skills where appropriate.
4. Continually monitor sanitation practices of students.
5. Inform chef instructor of any wrongdoing by students or if students disappear from lab setting.
6. Monitor all storage and food production areas to ensure that students put products away and store them properly. Inform chef instructor of a destruction and/or waste of product by students.
7. Assist students with proper knife skills, terminology and techniques.
8. Maintain a positive attitude towards students to foster a learning environment.
9. Assist with Chef for a Day visiting students, recruitment efforts and high school/career fair presentations.
10. Fill in as a teacher assistant when needed.
11. Assist with instruction of daily cooking and food production lessons.
12. Assist with supervision of student workers as necessary.
13. Perform final inspection of individual student work area and dismiss students at the end of each class once all food production and classroom food spaces have been cleaned and sanitized.
14. Ensure operation is in good condition for health department inspections of student food production areas.
15. Work with the instructor to inventory all products and prepare orders for all food and non-food supplies needed for each class.
16. Develop and maintain production sheets for each instructor/class.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. One (1) year of culinary arts lab work completed with a grade of “B” or better.
2. Ability to communicate effectively with students/faculty and foodservice staff.
3. Self motivated, patience, common sense, problem solving ability and a willingness to accept responsibility.
4. Recommendation from chef/lab instructor for position of lab assistant.
5. Must be able to work flexible hours during scheduled lab times.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



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Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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